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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 3, 2011 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH for That 80s Mood

Not to compete with the '69 TDIH (as if), but if you’re feeling '80s-ish after all that talk, well … if 8/3/82 doesn’t make you feel like doing a happy dance, nothing will. OK, I’m sure that’s not true, but still.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-08-03.sbd.miller.77196.sbeok.flac16

Caption: “Dancing Deadheads in the mid 80s”

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2009-04-24-Deadheadsinthemid80s.jpg

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Aug 3, 2011 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH for That 80s Mood

One nice thing about this show is the "To Lay Me Down" in the 2nd set, one of the best "semi-rarities" in Garcia's repertoire. Consulting my Deadbase (which might be missing a few) I only see 14 performances of this song during the early 70s, then a hiatus until its revival in 1980, at which point it was played for a few years, dropped in 83, and then revived in 88 and mostly dropped again after 90.

One aspect of the 80s that we didn't discuss in too much detail in the recent large threads was songs like this, which may be early 70s songs in composition, but received the majority of their performances in later years. The accumulation of material combined with revivals meant that the band's 80s repertoire was actually quite a bit larger than any year in the 70s.

This post was modified by bkidwell on 2011-08-03 14:52:30

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 4, 2011 5:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH for That 80s Mood -the repertoire

That large catalog is a double-edged sword from my viewpoint, but it's a major reason why I keep on venturing around in the 80s. If you limit your listening to 68-72, you never hear some really great, important pieces in the repertoire, like Eyes, Help/Slip/Franklins or Scarlet/Fire, not to mention all the cover tunes added in the 80s. The downside - the larger catalog is also a factor in the blown lyrics.

Sure, that can be linked to increased drug use and lack of rehearsal, but there's no excuse for blowing lyrics of songs you've sung for years. I've always found it remarkable that Bob can remember every word of "Memphis Blues" or "Queen Jane" and fall down on the first verse of Truckin'. On the other hand, one of the many things I admire most about Garcia is his encyclopedic memory for songs. He had thousands of them tucked in his brain... and I forgive him readily when he blows a lyric, unless it's a complete meltdown... and we know the causes for that.

And then we complain about TOO getting overplayed and the lack of new jamming vehicles in the latter years... are deadheads never satisfied?! ;-}

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Poster: jackaroe_RI Date: Aug 3, 2011 11:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH for That 80s Mood

The FOB recording is more fun to listen too IMO.
Beautiful To Lay Me Down
http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-03.senn-hogan.fink.5984.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 3, 2011 5:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH for That 80s Mood

The link. Sorry. I forget it doesn't come out with pictures.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-08-03.sbd.miller.77196.sbeok.flac16